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'm wondering with all of this, is this all just technology. is this all stuff that has been happening for thousands of years and it's just because we have e-mail records -- >> i think it is. >> i mean, maybe this is not amazing at all. maybe it's just the electronic paper trail. >> should we still be forcing out top leaders like david petraeus for sexual shenanigans? >> we can just decide not to. that's the thing that's so odd about this. all the blackmail issue, he could be blackmailed by this, if we just said we won't punish people for this, all the blackmail threats go away. i just think that human beings really like sex. i think that's all that's really showing. >> rick, would you go along with that? >> well, well, you know, our european counterparts laugh at us when they see that we do this to ourselves. they say well, you're removing a four star general because he had an affair. we say yes and they say why. as long as it doesn't -- >> in france it would be almost compulsory. >> a lot of americans laugh, too. not just europeans. a lot of americans go we just need a few more ameri
, has caved into this military worship of technology. i've seen that in the last 20 years grow. in the '90s and 2000s, we seem to give a pass always to the military. >> since i get over here about the military, it's almost impossible to criticize anyone in the military because there's such patriotism towards it and i get that, but it is particularly pronounced in america, it is almost seen as utter disloyalty if not treachery to criticize any military man or woman. that's dangerous, isn't it? >> it leads back to rome. go back to the roman empire. emperors would pay homage and favors and pay them more money to be loyal to that faction. eventually the roman guards, military, became more important than the citizenry. of course, they didn't hold up the empire. they are all over the place but they couldn't hold back the barbarians and so forth. it doesn't work. you don't bribe the military. frankly, we could be in a position where things get more chaotic and there could be another terrorist attack and this concept of american security is so violated that the military could act in a
, with the spread of technology, and the breaking down of barriers, the front lines of freedom are within nations and individuals, not simply between them. as one former prisoner put it in speaking to fellow citizens, politics is your job. it's not only for politicians. we have an expression in the united states, that the most important office in a democracy is the office of citizen. not president. not speaker but citizen. [ applause ] so as extraordinary and difficult and challenging and sometimes frustrating as this journey may seem, in the end, you, the citizens of this country, are the ones who must define what freedom means. you're the ones who will have to seize freedom. because a true revolution of the spirit begins in each of our hearts. it requires the kind of courage that so many of your leaders have already displayed. the road ahead will be marked by huge challenges. and there will be those who resist the forces of change. but i stand here with confidence that something is happening in this country that cannot be reversed. and the will of the people can lift up this nation and set a gr
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